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BLC Break

Monday, July 16, 2012

I have been participating in Spark People's The Biggest Loser Challenge Number 19 and I've been a member of the Sassy Shamrock Sheriff Team. It has ended up being a very good fit for me. True, I am not sassy. Also true that I am not a Sheriff. But I could, initially, get behind the concept of Shamrock and the beautiful green of Irish soil.

The team has been fantastic, however. I've learned to recommit myself to a faltering plan. I've learned to plan for the Wednesday weigh-ins with some dedication to the proposition that I really should be losing weight: not just for myself, but to help the team's standings in the competition.

And soon we will go on a break. The final weigh-in for BLC 19 is on Wednesday.

What will I do during the hiatus to keep myself on track? I will continue to post to the team's message board so that I will continue to feel accountable.

I will try to amp up my commitment. I spent the first couple of weeks in Europe eating too much, perhaps, but walking around so much that I did not gain much weight. I spent the following 4-5 weeks seriously losing. But the past month has been lack-luster.

I want to dedicate my break to making a great example of dedication to weight loss. I want to settle myself into a better routine in terms of diet.

And I don't want to slack with my exercise.

I would pin-point my biggest single problem right now as over-indulgence with evening/nighttime eating. I will focus on trying to avoid it or trying to reach for a cucumber when the need to gnaw o'ercomes me.

Onward to BLC 20! I can't wait!

But there is a fly in the ointment: I had an old, schmindled inaccurate scale. I recently invested in a new super-accurate scale. I now weigh more, of course, so I will be starting from a higher number than I ended up with.

And I spent a little too much money on clothing today.
And so it goes.

I really really would like to be below 200 pounds by my birthday.
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    Thank you for adding a new word to my vocabulary (schmindled)! :)

    Good luck with Summer Break. I think sometimes it is good to re-evaluate and adjust.

    Good for you for hanging in there!
    3249 days ago
    Totally understand the overindulgence in the evening. That's been a killer for me over the last month. Love your background! I'm working on my commitment to better nutrition!
    3251 days ago
    It sounds like the round has been a success for you. I am so glad to hear that! You have a great plan in place to stay accountable during the break-enjoy the break, just not TOO much!
    3252 days ago
    I used to be a night feeder too but GERD helped me to stop it. I don't eat after 8 P.M. now and I feel better.
    3252 days ago
    I used to be a night feeder too but GERD helped me to stop it. I don't eat after 8 P.M. now and I feel better.
    3252 days ago
  • TRICIA0623
    That darn nighttime eating!! Luck to both of us on break!
    3252 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    Can you find a different way to indulge in the evenings? Something that answers the need to be kind to yourself, but without extra calories?

    I often find that adding something positive is easier than trying to avoid or resist what I see as negative.

    3253 days ago
    You can do this. I'm on vacation and doing a pretty poor job-- but I know that we can do this!!

    In this way -- and in this way only -- vacations stink! Lol!!

    Am passing on dessert in this very minute!!
    3253 days ago
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    emoticon You can do this... an evening walk would get you out of the house away from temptations. When I have the urge for nibble, PopSecret 100 calorie size popcorn hits the spot for me. I buy them by the case at Sam's for around $7. Hope this helps. Riding the stationary bike while watching a show on hulu.com keeps me busy too.
    emoticon You'll make it happen!
    3253 days ago
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